eParikrama 2020 here on KKSBlog!
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As you are aware, Damodar masa is here, and it is around this time of the year that His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami Maharaj leads his annual Kartik Parikrama in and around Braj. This year, however, due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parikrama will not proceed in person. And as you are […]

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Dedicating every moment
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) Uttama-adhikari is living in a close relationship with Krsna. The uttama-adhikari is always thinking about Krsna in every moment. And every moment is dedicated to Krsna. This devotee is not wasting a single moment on anything else. kṣāntir avyartha-kālatvaṁviraktir māna-śūnyatāāśā-bandhaḥ samutkaṇṭhānāma-gāne sadā ruciḥ(Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 23.18-19) When […]

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Is your phone a devotee?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 October 2020, ISKCON Simhachalam, Jandelsbrunn, Germany, Life after Initiation Lecture) If your phone is a karmi phone, then you are with a karmi all day. If your phone is a devotee phone, then you are with a devotee all day. Make your phone a devotee! Watch the full video below or […]

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Become regulated
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.6) A lot of people think that in chanting 16 rounds, it is all about sincerity. And they come to me and ask, “I am lacking. What can I do to get more serious about chanting 16 rounds?” In other words, how to become more […]

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Seeing Krsna is beyond our imagination!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2018, Durban, South Africa, Northdene Program Lecture) It is our goal to always be one in thought with Krsna. One of the symptoms of surrendering in devotional service is to have no other interest other than the interest in Krsna. Of course, it is not that our thoughts are always […]

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A spark of faith
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) It is the Holy Name of the Lord that awakens our natural love for Krsna. So by hearing and chanting the Hare Krsna Mahamantra, we will awaken our pure love for Krsna. We have faith, somehow or other, to make this our desire. We have […]

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A spark of faith
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) It is the Holy Name of the Lord that awakens our natural love for Krsna. So by hearing and chanting the Hare Krsna Mahamantra, we will awaken our pure love for Krsna. We have faith, somehow or other, to make this our desire. We have […]

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Time of our lives!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2020, ISKCON Simhachalam, Jandelsbrunn, Germany, Table Talks 5 Lecture) In material life, time is the big enemy. Time is the ultimate power and nothing escapes the all-destroying influence of time. In spiritual life, time works completely in our favour. Through time, we automatically build up spiritual advancement. Time is the […]

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The Golden Avatar
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2018, Durban, South Africa, Northdene Program Lecture) Radharani is known as the soft-hearted feminine counterpart of the Lord. She is therefore very compassionate. Now, Caitanya Mahaprabhu has taken that mood of Srimati Radharani. One might say that Caitanya Mahaprabhu is golden but Caitanya Mahaprabhu said it Himself that, “I am […]

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The story of Ṭoṭā-gopīnātha
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture: Deities) In Jagannatha Puri, besides the deity of Lord Jagannatha, there is another famous deity which was the Gopinatha deity of Gadadhara known as Ṭoṭā-gopīnātha. We had just described in the Caitanya Caritamrta that Gadadhara had taken a vow of ksetra-sanyasi. The vow […]

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Criticising? Think again!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 June 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture: Disrespecting Vaisnavas) Once one engages in criticising Vaisnavas, it becomes part of one’s nature. One will do it again and again until ultimately one offends Krsna! Once one engages in criticising Vaisnavas, it becomes part of one’s nature. It sets in and one will […]

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Saved by the senses
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 September 2017, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Sunday Program Lecture) Remember our favourite song? What is the favourite song in the Hare Krsna movement?  It is the prasadam prayers.  sarira avidya-jal, jodendriya tahe kal, jive phele vishaya-sagore ta’ra madhye jihva ati, lobhamoy sudurmati, ta’ke jeta kathina samsare Very ecstatic! Most popular song […]

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Embodiment of real selflessness
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 August 2017, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami Evening Program) Srimati Radharani is wandering in the forests of Vrndavana and she is not entirely in a calm state of mind. Her love for Krsna is not casual. It is not love that you put on the shelf and sometimes take it off and […]

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Attracting Krsna to us!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Serving devotees and Srimati Radharani Lecture) More so than us becoming attracted to Krsna, let us do something that attracts Krsna to us! Devotional service is about attracting Krsna. It is not just about us getting attracted to Krsna. In the beginning, we think that devotional service […]

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Only a drop of faith
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 4 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Last Journey to London Notes) The sraddha-bindu, the drop of faith that we get from the devotees, is the greatest possession of a devotee. The main thing about a devotee is his deep faith in Krsna. As a result, he has no faith in anything else. Having […]

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Where is the deepest love?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 August 2017, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami Festival Lecture) Where in the world is love to be found? That love which has been glorified throughout the millennium – in songs, in poetry, in words, in exchanges between partners – that love, where is it to be found in this world? Where is […]

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No such thing as separation, we are one in thought!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2018, Durban, South Africa, Northdene Program Lecture) As Radhastami is approaching, we are beginning to think about Srimati Radharani whose pure devotion is unrivaled. No one can display as much love for Krsna as Radharani does and no can serve Krsna in the way She can. Therefore, we aspire to […]

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Real Shelter
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 July 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) Real shelter means to be sheltered from the mind, which is always disturbed; from the senses, which push us mercilessly; and from the emptiness and the loneliness. What does real shelter mean? Does it mean to take shelter from the material sufferings, shelter from […]

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Janmastami Meditation #3
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 September 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmastami Lecture) It is the day to get absorbed in Krsna, to remember Krsna, to glorify Krsna and to somehow or other, spend the whole day with Krsna! Wishing you all a Happy Janmastami! Hare Krsna! Watch the full video below or by checking out the ISKCON […]

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Janmastami Meditation #2
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 September 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmastami Lecture) Watch out for the enemies this Janmastami – the bed, the pillar, a comfortable arm chair, soft pillows, the wall. Beware of these enemies that try to eat away our time from Krsna! Janmastami is an opportunity for us to spend our whole day with […]

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Janmastami Meditation #1
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 September 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmastami Lecture) It’s not that we have to fast, it’s just that there is no time to eat because there is too much to do for Krsna. Janmastami is about focusing on the lotus feet of Krsna, about meditating on Krsna, thinking about Him, reading about Him […]

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Balarama – The Big Brother
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 August 2014, Nove Sady, Czech Republic, Balarama Purnima Lecture) Simply put, the chanting of the Hare Krsna mahamantra is our main interest. In the Holy Name, there are 3 words – Hare, Krsna and Rama. In this, we can see that Hare is representing Srimati Radharani, Rama is representing Lord Balarama […]

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Everything is resting on Balarama
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 November 2018, Talavana, India, Kartik Parikrama Lecture) Lord Balarama carries a plough, used to prepare the ground for planting. Balarama is actually the one who prepares the heart. Krsna is the instructor, the speaker of the Bhagavad-gita, and He plants transcendental knowledge within the heart. “Bala” means strength and Balarama is […]

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Philosophy is our anchor
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 November 2019, Brisbane, Australia, Sunday Feast Lecture) Just like children only want to eat sweets, we only want kirtan. But we must not forget about the philosophy in Krsna consciousness because without this philosophy, we have no anchor. Without philosophy, we are on the waves of the three modes of material […]

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The mad elephant offence
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 June 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture: Disrespecting Vaisnavas) If one commits an offence, one has the duty to denounce that immediately; to denounce the offender. In the Caitanya Caritāmṛta, we have the story of how Gopāla Cāpāla became envious of Srivasa Thakura, who is a great devotee, and tried to […]

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We are not God!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 June 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture: Mayavada Part 2) We are not at length going to study the Mayavada philosophy or the Buddhist philosophy because they are very extensive and academic philosophy. The Mayavada philosophy is basically appealing to the very root cause of the living entity being in the […]

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Sky of Bhakti
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 June 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) When we fly to greater heights in the sky of bhakti, we become free from darkness in ourselves. ākāśa — ananta, tāte yaiche pakṣi-gaṇayāra yata śakti, tata kare ārohaṇa (Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 20.79)The sky is unlimited, but many birds fly higher and higher […]

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Sharing the fruits
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 May 2020, Durban, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) It is our mission to share the fruits of love of God with everyone – in the form of kirtan, in the form of transcendental books, in the form of transcendental lectures and in the form of transcendental plays & movies. We can […]

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Increasing the glories
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 June 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) I do not usually cover the topic of disrespecting vaishnavas, as in one sense, it is a distasteful topic. I do not like to discuss all the unpleasantness of vaishnava-apradha as it is not filling our hearts with great happiness. To make vaishnava-apradha the […]

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Real chanting begins after 16 rounds
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.6) At the time of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, he would say that anyone who does not chant 64 rounds, is fallen. He said to chant a minimum of 4 rounds. Now, 4 rounds did not necessarily mean going back to Godhead in this lifetime, but […]

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Media Update!
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NEW Kirtaniyah Sada Harih Book & Jarikhanda Album by Kadamba Kanana Swami are in stock! Kirtaniyah-Sada- Harih is an ideal companion for the sincere chanter. In this book, Kadamba Kanana Swami is taking us on a pleasant and truly transformational adventure, full of spiritual nectar, inspiration, hope, and light. During this profound trip, we learn […]

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Enlivening the great souls
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 May 2020, Durban, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) sarvopaniṣado gāvodogdhā gopāla-nandanaḥpārtho vatsaḥ su-dhīr bhoktādugdhaṁ gītāmṛtaṁ mahat(Gītā-māhātmya 6, cited in Bhagavad-gita, Introduction) It is said that there is a herd of cows and these cows are all a personification of the upanisads. The gita-upanisad is the best of these upanisads. The cows are […]

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Death – something to think about!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 4 June 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) Death – something to think about!What does Krsna want?What am I doing to contribute to that?What am I contributing in my character and in my behaviour?In other words, what am I contributing in my consciousness and in my actions? Will it be enough? Will […]

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Krsna giveth and Krsna taketh away
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) We have these ‘noise boys’, who are playing all their instruments in the kirtan very energetically. But that energy is not theirs, that energy is given to them by Krsna. It is Krsna’s energy which He has deposited in the ‘noise boys’, […]

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The Flow of Mercy is…
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Vyasa-puja Address) The flow of mercy is never obstructed, no matter what the situation. We are all in different places during this lockdown but we are still together, still together at Prabhupada’s feet, still together at Krsna’s feet. So now let us take full advantage of this golden opportunity. […]

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The nature of this transcendental culture
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 December 2019, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.20) The higher planetary systems have heavenly planets where one can enjoy, but above these celestial planets are planets of sages – the Maharloka and the Tapaloka, and ultimately the Brahmaloka. So, the Maharloka is the residence of the manus according to the […]

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Even When I am Alone…
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 May 2020, Festival of the Holy Name – Global Pandemic Kirtan) Even when I am alone, I am always with Krsna.Even in the middle of a crowd, I am alone with Krsna.Whether swept up in waves of wild kirtan,Whether quietly chanting in a contemplative way,Each mantra brings us closer to Krsna […]

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Perceiving Krsna through chanting
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 December 2019, Canberra, Australia, Home Program Lecture) Krsna is everywhere because He is all-pervading. Not only is the brahmajyoti (effulgence) of Krsna present everywhere, on which everything is resting, but Krsna Himself is present everywhere in different forms. Sometimes He is in the form of Nrsimhadeva, sometimes He is in the […]

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